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New Survey of Clare Island: v. 3: Marine Intertidal Ecology

by  Alan Myers
€5.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 2002

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 227

ISBN: 9781874045373

In 1909-11 Robert Lloyd Praeger brought a team of 100 scientific specialists from all over Europe to map the flora, fauna, geology and archaeology of Clare Island, a small, exposed Atlantic island off the west coast. The gathering led to the publication of the path-breaking ‘Clare Island Survey’. A century later the survey was repeated as the 'New Survey of Clare Island' (1992-2009) and both works were published extensively by the Royal Irish Academy. This third volume in the series examines the intertidal marine ecology of Clare Island. The shores of Clare Island are as exposed as any in Europe and are important baseline sites for the assessment of future environmental change. A knowledge of the ecology of the key organisms of these exposed shores is of fundamental importance, which the contributors bring to this volume after 100 years of change.

About the authors

Alan Myers

Alan A. Myers is Emeritus Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork. His main research interests include the taxonomy of amphipod crustaceans particularly of the tropics, analytical biogeography and intertidal marine ecology. He is the editor of the New Survey of Clare Island: v. 3: Marine Intertidal Ecology (2002) and joint editor of Disturbance and Recovery of Ecological Systems: Proceedings of a Seminar Held on 14-15 February 1995.